Monday, February 17, 2014 - 08:53
A national initiative that challenges women business owners to pursue federal contracting opportunities is coming to Hampton Roads, and a few of the region's entrepreneurs will share their own success stories.
ChallengeHER, a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women...
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 09:45
We like these tips from Rocket Lawyer's Business Lead, Lisa Honey.
Published on The Huffington Post website, they encourage small businesses to get everything in writing and spell out payment plans clearly to customers or clients.
They're practical, easy and perfect for 2014.
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 23:14
Reggie Rodgers of Rodgers Banana Pudding Sauce was happy to see his late mother's confection become popular. However, it created a problem. He could no longer make it in his home.
"My pots weren't big enough," he said.
So Rodgers decided, after five years of making and...
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:40
Now that the government shutdown has ended, several agencies that serve small businesses have reopened or expanded their skeleton crews. Here’s what a few of them are up to as they resume operations and play catch-up:
U.S. Small Business Administration
About 700 small businesses applied...
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 16:49
Small retail businesses sometimes have difficulty competing with big online retailers such as Amazon because of lower prices. This month, the competition became fairer because online retailers must now pay Virginia sales tax.
In December 2012, the Virginia General Assembly passed Bill SB597 to...
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 06:58
Virginia’s Small Business Development Center network helps boost sales and create jobs for clients and the community, according to a national study.
Commissioned by the Association of Small Business Development Centers, the 2011 Economic Impact Study recently revealed the following...
Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 10:19
When Michele Unangst expanded her business, which she originally created to match stay-at-home moms with telecommuting jobs, she knew exactly who her new clients would be and where to find them - veterans in Hampton Roads.
Unangst, the Arizona founder of "Get My Mom a Job," this month...
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 14:48
What’s the difference between an LLC and an S-corporation? Is your newest worker technically an employee or independent contractor? What is unfair competition?
These days, entrepreneurs practically need a J.D. to understand the legal ramifications of owning a business. Or they must hire...
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 08:28
Immigration is a hot topic these days as legislators consider a sweeping reform package and government agencies tweak employment verification forms. And even if all your employees are U.S. citizens, you still need to report their work authorization status, especially as the feds increase scrutiny...
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 05:18
This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week, held June 17-21. To celebrate, the U.S. Small Business Administration has organized events in multiple cities: Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where Small Business Week is traditionally held.